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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: enter the magical world of Harry Potter and friends

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: enter the magical world of Harry and his friends

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter™ film series with the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Enjoy round-trip transport from central London to the Harry Potter film studio to enter the magical world of Harry and his friends.

You’ll see how the movies were created as you tour the real movie sets, admire the costumes and props, and learn about the special effects and animatronics used to create the films’ stunning visuals. Explore the Great Hall, pose next to the original ‘Hogwarts Express,’ set foot down Diagon Alley and more.

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Highlights
– All entrance fees included
– Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
– Family friendly
– Ideal choice for families
– Popular choice with kids

Board a double-decker bus in central London and drive 17 miles (27 km) northwest to the English borough of Hertfordshire. Arrive in the town of Watford, home to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, where you’ll witness the legendary Harry Potter film series come to life.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: enter the magical world of Harry Potter and friends

Set off independently to explore the real sets used in these iconic movies. Imagine walking side-by-side with Harry, Ron and Hermione as you explore the Great Hall, view Dumbledore’s office and stroll down Diagon Alley, featuring the storefronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.

Admire the costumes and props used by Harry and his counterparts, and learn about the special effects and makeup that brought magical characters such as Dobby and the Death Eaters to life. Remember to bring your camera — there are exciting photo opportunities around every corner.

Cap your visit at Platform 9 ¾, where you can get a glimpse into how some the film’s most iconic scenes were created. Pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall, and get up close to the original Hogwarts Express steam engine. Marvel as steam billows from the 78-year-old engine and admire the platform’s glass roof, yellow brick walls and luggage racks.

On your drive back to London, sit back and reminisce on your fantastic day in the magical world of Harry Potter…

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13/04/2017 |

Weekly Travel Update to get around London this weekend, 11-12 March

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This weekend, 11-12 March, with only four London Underground lines affected by planned works, most of the network will be open with services running as normal. Please check if any of the following affect you.

London Underground

Circle line

There will be no service between Hammersmith and Aldgate, via King’s Cross St. Pancras, while we test new signalling and replace track at Farringdon and Liverpool Street. A 10 minute service will run between Aldgate and Edgware Road, via Victoria.

District line

Trains will not run between:
• Aldgate East and West Ham
• Edgware Road and High Street Kensington
• Earl’s Court and Kensington (Olympia)
This is to allow us to test new signalling, as well as Crossrail construction work at Whitechapel.

Hammersmith & City line

There will be no service between Edgware Road and Barking while we test new signalling and replace track at Farringdon and Liverpool Street, as well as Crossrail construction work at Whitechapel.

Metropolitan line

Trains will not run between Baker Street and Aldgate. This is while we test new signalling and replace track at Farringdon and Liverpool Street.

 

London Overground

All weekend there will be no service between the following stations:
• Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work and Network Rail infrastructure work
• Highbury & Islington and Shadwell due to Crossrail construction work
• Surrey Quays and New Cross due to Crossrail construction work and Thameslink programme work

On Sunday there will be no service between Camden Road and Stratford due to bridge replacement work at Highbury Corner and Network Rail station work at Hackney Wick.

From Monday to Thursday next week, trains will not run between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work.

 

DLR

There will be no service between Bow Church and Stratford all weekend. This is for Crossrail construction work at Pudding Mill Lane.

TfL Rail

All weekend, trains will not run on the entire line. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as Crossrail construction work.

There is no service between Brentwood and Shenfield until late May. This is while Network Rail carry out major work at Shenfield to upgrade tracks, signalling and overhead lines.

For the latest status update on London Overground, DLR and TfL Rail this weekend, including a map of closures, please click here

 

Emirates Air Line

From Monday until Sunday next week, the Emirates Air Line will be closed for planned maintenance work.

 

Buses

Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination:

Central London – Until 16:00 today, Thursday, extensive road closures are in place for a ceremonial event. For a full list of closures, please click here

Hanger Lane – Various lane restrictions are in place between 22:00 and 05:00 each night until 23 March in all directions on North Circular Road at the Hanger Lane roundabout. This is for junction improvement works.

Twickenham – From 11:30 until 20:30 on Saturday, roads in the area will be busier than usual, including A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station, and around the stadium. This is for an event. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the event.

Central London – From 13:00 until 16:00 on Saturday, roads in the area will be busier than usual and may be subject to closures, including Oxford Street, New Oxford Street, Wardour Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street and Trafalgar Square. This is for a march.

City of London – From 08:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Monday, there will be lane restrictions on Lower Thames Street between Fish Street Hill and Water Lane. This is for carriageway works. The same works will take place on the following two consecutive weekends.

North London – From 04:45 until 13:45 on Sunday, extensive road closures will be in place in the Barnet, Brent and Wembley areas. This is for a sporting event. For a full list of closures, please click here

To check whether your bus is affected this weekend, please click here

 

Roads

Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Central London – Until 16:00 today, Thursday, extensive road closures are in place for a ceremonial event. For a full list of closures, please click here

Hanger Lane – Various lane restrictions are in place between 22:00 and 05:00 each night until 23 March in all directions on North Circular Road at the Hanger Lane roundabout. This is for junction improvement works.

Twickenham – From 11:30 until 20:30 on Saturday, roads in the area will be busier than usual, including A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station, and around the stadium. This is for an event. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the event.

Central London – From 13:00 until 16:00 on Saturday, roads in the area will be busier than usual and may be subject to closures, including Oxford Street, New Oxford Street, Wardour Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street and Trafalgar Square. This is for a march.

City of London – From 08:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Monday, there will be lane restrictions on Lower Thames Street between Fish Street Hill and Water Lane. This is for carriageway works. The same works will take place on the following two consecutive weekends.

North London – From 04:45 until 13:45 on Sunday, extensive road closures will be in place in the Barnet, Brent and Wembley areas. This is for a sporting event. For a full list of closures, please click here

 

Santander Cycles

The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
• Broadwick Street, for utility works
• Kingsway, for repair works
• South Quay West, Bourne Street, Cardinal Place and Foley Street, for building works
• Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
• Rodney Street, for works
• Wellington Street, for site extension

 


09/03/2017 |
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